Garbage Disposal Installation & Repairs For El Paso & Surrounding Areas
Since their inception in the late 1920s, garbage disposals have revolutionized how we operate in the kitchen. This amazing appliance has made disposing of food waste faster and easier in almost every home. However, as beneficial as garbage disposals can be, they’re still fallible in many ways. Luckily, our team can repair or install a garbage disposal in your home.
If your garbage disposal is jammed or just not doing its job properly, our team will diagnose and correct the issue. We will also look after any other plumbing issues that may have caused it to malfunction. Choose Scott Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for all your garbage disposal repair needs today!
Commons Garbage Disposal Problems
Homeowners have put wacky and insane things into their garbage disposals, even if they don’t want to admit it. While modern garbage disposals may boast a high degree of shredding power, there are many Dos and Don’t you should be aware of when it comes to what you can dispose of.
As powerful as your garbage disposal may be, your pipes and sewage system can’t take everything you try to stuff down there. Here are some common items that you should not be putting down your garbage disposal:
- Coffee Grounds
- Onion Skins
- Potato peels
- Grease, oils, or fats
- Nuts and shells
- Large Bones
- Egg Shells
- Foods that expand (pasta, rice, bread, etc.)
While the disposal may successfully grind up food waste, your home’s plumbing may not be able to process the materials. It’s best to avoid all of these items altogether. Simply toss them into the garbage can and save yourself from future plumbing problems!
Our Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation Services
When your garbage disposal is on the fritz and not functioning properly, we can help. Our repair services will bring your disposal back to life and ensure proper functionality. We can also install a new garbage disposal unit in your sink to maximize your kitchen to its fullest potential.
Uncertain if you need a new garbage disposal installed? Keep an eye out for these signs:
- Listen for unusual noises, such as grinding, when you turn it on.
- Repeating clogs could indicate that your disposal needs to be replaced.
- If it fails to turn on, it could be a circuit or need a complete replacement.
At-Home Garbage Disposal Maintenance
To help prevent garbage disposal repairs, you can do simple maintenance at home. Always remember to use cold water when operating the disposal. Keeping a steady flow of cold water during and after every use will help prevent things from sticking to the garbage disposal. Hot water can cause fat to congeal and stick to the blades and interior.
It can also have the disposal overheat if kept on too long. Even putting in a small amount of ice can help clean the disposal and get rid of any stuck residue on the gears. It’s a good idea to have a professional clean your pipes and drains every two years to provide a clear path and prevent clogging in your sink drain.
Don’t Stay Clogged — Call us Today For All of Your Plumbing Needs!
Give us a call today to take care of your home kitchen plumbing and garbage disposal service. We take care of all your residential and commercial plumbing needs, including commercial kitchen equipment. We want your home to be comfortable and flow in the right direction so that you can relax. Call us today for all of our plumbing installation, repair, and installation needs!